"I believe that if an angel were to wing his way from earth up to Heaven, and were to say that there was one poor, ragged boy, without father or mother, with no one to care for him and teach him the way of life; and if God were to ask who among them were willing to come down to this earth and live here for fifty years and lead that one to Jesus Christ, every angel in Heaven would volunteer to go. Even Gabriel, who stands in the presence of the Almighty, would say, 'Let me leave my high and lofty position, and let me have the luxury of leading one soul to Jesus Christ.' There is no greater honor than to be the instrument in God's hands of leading one person out of the kingdom of Satan into the glorious light of Heaven."--Dwight L. Moody

Friday, February 24, 2012

Hard to believe we are back at home already.  It seems like just moments ago we were just getting to Bangladesh - how quickly time passes.  We spent our last week at the orphanage, taking children to town, helping with a branch Sabbath School, organizing the library, spending time with the children, sharing music at the church service, provided support for computer and office applications and.......enjoying the children!!!   We said a tearful goodbye (after the girls spent alot of time trying to devise ways to stay longer) and we headed to Dhaka for a day and a half before heading home. 

Before we left many children and staff asked us...."when will we see you again?"  What a sobering thought to think we may never see them again until heaven.   Although we don't know what the Lord's plans are for our family in the years ahead, we have asked the Lord to clearly open the doors if it is His will for us to return someday to Bangladesh. 

We are most grateful to everyone for their many prayers while we were away.  As we read emails and hear stories at this end of all the prayers that were ascending on our behalf - especially during our difficult time with the government officials, we are certain the angels were traveling with us and  our faith is strengthened as we see His protection, travel mercies, intervening and miracles along the way.

We will be sharing our experiences and pictures at Whipple Creek Seventh-day Adventist Church, 302 NW 179th Street, Ridgefield, WA on Sabbath Evening, March 10th @5:30pm. 

With hearts of gratitude ~~The Philpott Family 

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